Little Rock Tailgating Accidents

Little Rock Tailgating Accidents

NST Lawyers Helping Victims of Motor Vehicle Collisions in Little Rock

When someone is driving within a couple of feet of the rear bumper of the vehicle in front of him, he or she may be committing the act of tailgating. By driving so close to the vehicle in front of him or her, the amount of time in which the tailgater has to react when the other driver brakes is significantly diminished. Unsurprisingly, tailgating usually results in a motor vehicle collision in which unfortunate injuries are sustained. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a tailgating accident, you should contact the Little Rock car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. With over 30 lawyers and more than 120 support staff members, we are a large regional personal injury law firm that is dedicated to representing people who have been injured in motor vehicle wrecks throughout the South.

What to Do After a Tailgating Accident

Drivers tailgate for different reasons. Some do it when they experience road rage, while others unknowingly do it due to being fatigued or distracted while they drive. For example, you could be driving along West Markham Street near the Little Rock District Court – located at 600 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 – and get rear-ended by someone who was tailgating you because they were driving while fatigued and on the verge of falling asleep at the wheel.

Tailgating collisions often leave victims with whiplash, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries. Even if you only sustain soreness, headaches, a few scrapes, and a couple of contusions from a motor vehicle collision, it is helpful to have your injuries evaluated by a medical professional. Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, located at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, is one of several medical facilities in the Little Rock area where injured people seek medical attention after an auto accident. In order to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses, you will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused you to sustain those injuries and losses.

Substantiating your claim of negligence can be much easier with the guidance and assistance of a car wreck lawyer in Little Rock. Once liability has been established, the focus can shift to damages, and a lawyer can also inform you of all of the different types of damages that you may be eligible to recover. The types and amount of damages you may be awarded are dependent upon the nature and severity of your injuries and losses. You can be awarded economic damages for monetary losses, including medical bills and lost wages, and non-economic damages for intangible losses, such as loss of consortium and mental anguish.

Injured in Little Rock? Talk to One of Our Accident Attorneys About Your Case

At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we know the ramifications of tailgating accidents can be grim and costly for victims. When injured in a tailgating collision, it is important that you are represented by a legal team that has your best interests at heart. Our firm serves people injured in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. NST is the way to go.

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Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.

If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.

When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.

Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.

Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.

Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions

If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.

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